VELLORE: “Learn to dare, dare to learn” says, H Devaraj, Vice-Chairman, University Grant Commission (UGC) while addressing the 39th graduation ceremony in D K M College for Women here on Saturday.
Around 803 M Phil, postgraduate and undergraduate students in various departments received their degrees and a total cash prize of ` 5, 53,000 to the top three students in each discipline was awarded by Devaraj.
The departments that secured cent percent results were also given cups and cash awards.
Differently- abled Monica D, a Commerce graduate was one of the students receiving a cash award of `3,000 for securing high marks in her department.
Devaraj spoke about the importance of women empowerment in India. “The newly installed Central government is working towards women empowerment and started 156 women development centres.” Women education is very important and it helps two families. He urged students to work hard and asked to have infinite patience to taste the success. “Keeping future generations in mind we have started the Indian Institute of Teacher’s Education in Gujarat. Future teachers are the one who can lead and guide the future students towards the knowledge in the true sense,” he said.
The Vice Chairman further said, “Teachers are the permanent students and they should upgrade their knowledge in daily basis. So the students could benefit from them.”
“I don’t believe in degrees but in understanding the subjects and I don’t believe in marks but in understanding the fundamentals. I want every one of the graduates to set the sky as the limit and start working,” said Devaraj, while addressing the gathering.
The college convocation was chaired by Devaraj and attended by the founder, management trustees and parents.